Centennial & Suffrage History

Centennial & Suffrage History

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We're celebrating! The League and the 19th Amendment are turning 100!

In anticipation of the 19th Amendment's passage giving women the right to vote, the League of Women Voters was first proposed at the National American Woman Suffrage Association's (NAWSA) convention March 24, 1919, and within a month charters were obtained for the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island and the League of Women Voters of Providence. The League of Women Voters national organization was formally established on February 14, 1920 at the NAWSA convention in Chicago.

The 19th Amendment was passed and signed into law August 26, 1920!

Celebration of the Rhode Island ratification of the 19th Amendment held January 6, 2020 at the Hotel Providence.
     Photos      Featured RI Suffragists

Marble House Event: "One of the many highlights of our virtual Centennial Commemoration of the 19th Amendment – held Wednesday, August 26, on the 100th anniversary of a women’s right to vote – was the announcement that Marble House has been designated an official stop on the new National Votes for Women Trail." Trudy Coxe   -   Event Video


From The Woman Citizen, Volume 4, By Alice Stone Blackwell

"Bleeding feet wore smooth the path by which you climb up today."
A talk given by Elizabeth C. Stevens at a League of Women Voters meeting, Rhode Island Statehouse, April 10, 2019.

The Struggle for Woman Suffrage in Rhode Island
Essay by Elizabeth C. Stevens, Ph.D., Editor, Newport History

Rhode Island Suffragists - Alexander Street database

Women's suffrage in Rhode Island
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Online History
History of Woman Suffrage: Volume 4 (Rhode Island 1868-1900, pgs. 907-927 pdf)
History of Woman Suffrage: 1900-1920 (Rhode Island, pgs. 565-578 pdf) edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan Brownell Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Ida Husted Harper
The Story of a Sub-Pioneer by Sarah M. Algeo


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